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Tonight Collingwood star Jamie Elliot, who sealed the deal two weeks ago with a kick after the siren against Essendon, hits the big 150.
As reported earlier this week, the Magpies are 11-2 in the 13 games Elliott has played this season, yet he manages to fly somewhat under the radar, keeping a low profile despite being a fan favourite.
He may never have to buy another beer in Melbourne again – or a roast duck dinner if the Pies pull tonight off.
Last time around
Collingwood have won six of teams last seven meetings, the last being Queen’s Birthday, where the Pies bagged a 26-point win. This is during Melbourne’s rough patch, where they lost three in a row, while it was early in Collingwood winning streak. Both will be fighting for a top two spot.
Demon Langdon’s frank Collingwood assessment
The build up to this match took an unexpected twist on Thursday.
Ed Langdon has lit a fuse ahead of one of the most anticipated Melbourne v Collingwood matches in decades, declaring the in-form Magpies can be “all duck, no dinner”.
Some, however, might say duck is more than a fine dinner. Just as long as it’s got some sauce, which Collingwood are known to bring.
Melbourne wingman Ed Langdon.Credit:AFL Photos
Good evening footy fans
What a spicy Friday night match up this is. Melbourne are turning their serious attention to their premiership defence while Collingwood are, remarkably, gunning for an 11th straight victory.
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